Árni Magnússon’s rearrangement of paper manuscripts

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AM 294 4to
AM 294 4to (1690-1710, Denmark)
Stofnun Árna Magnússonar í íslenskum fræðum, Reykjavík
1. (1r-91v) Hálfdanar saga Brönufóstra Icelandic Sagan af Häldane Brønuföstra Hryngur er kongur nefndur. Hann ried firer Danmörk. og endar hier sogu af Haldane Bronu fostra.
Codex
Paper
i, 92, i210 mm x 160 mm
There are two different coat of arms watermarks. The first watermark is a large coat of arms of Amsterdam without letters underneath. The crown features a small crown inside the larger one. The countermark consists of the letters "ET". Note: The same watermark is found in AM 363 4to CU2.The second watermark is also a coat of arms of Amsterdam of the same size. There are two letters underneath (PL?) and the crown is wider. The countermark consists of two or three letters.

The details are:
  • Fol. 1: letters
  • Fol. 2: coat of arms (top)
  • Fol. 3: letters
  • Fol. 4: coat of arms (top)
  • Fol. 5: coat of arms (bottom)
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  • Fol. 41: coat of arms (bottom, with letters)
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  • Fol. 44: coat of arms (top, different crown)
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  • Fol. 54: coat of arms (top, different crown)
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  • Fol. 56: coat of arms (top, different crown)
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  • Fol. 91: coat of arms (bottom)
  • Fol. 92: letters
There is contemporary pagination in dark ink (361-542).There is later foliation in the middle of the upper margins of the recto-sides.
There are twelve quires:
  • Quire I: fols. 1-8 (1+8, 2+7, 3+6, 4+5) (4 bifolia)
  • Quire II: fols. 9-16 (9+16, 10+15, 11+14, 12+13) (4 bifolia)
  • Quire III: fols. 17-24 (17+24, 18+23, 19+22, 20+21) (4 bifolia)
  • Quire IV: fols. 25-32 (25+32, 26+31, 27+30, 28+29) (4 bifolia)
  • Quire V: fols. 33-40 (33+40, 34+39, 35+38, 36+37) (4 bifolia)
  • Quire VI: fols. 41-48 (41+48, 42+47, 43+46, 44+45) (4 bifolia)
  • Quire VII: fols. 49-56 (49+56, 50+55, 51+54, 52+53) (4 bifolia)
  • Quire VIII: fols. 57-64 (57+64, 58+63, 59+62, 60+61) (4 bifolia)
  • Quire IX: fols. 65-72 (65+72, 66+71, 67+70, 68+69) (4 bifolia)
  • Quire X: fols. 73-80 (73+80, 74+79, 75+78, 76+79 (4 bifolia)
  • Quire XI: fols. 81-88 (81+88, 82+87, 83+86, 84+85) (4 bifolia)
  • Quire XII: fols. 89-92 (89+92, 90+91) (2 bifolia) Note: This is an original quire.
There are quire signatures running from "Aa" on fol. 1r to "Mm" on fol. 89r.There are no catchwords.
  • Some edges have slightly darkened.
  • The ink is partially bleeding through the paper.
  • Some leaves have been repaired at the spine using Japanese paper.
The text is written in one column. 165 mm x 130 mm18-217-10Note: Only verso-sides were written on. The recto-sides were left blank, presumably for a side-by-side translation.
Unknown Kurrent Sole
Info: The scribe has not been identified.
  • Marginal: There are decorative squiggles in the margins in the upper left and lower right-hand corners of the first part of the manuscript.
  • Initial: The initials are written slightly larger, spanning up to two lines.
  • Paratext: The rubric is written in decorative chancery script.
There are no later additions.

The current binding is a modern half binding from 1982 with fabric on the boards.
An older binding was covered with parchment leaves that were taken out of a manuscript from the sixteenth century containing Jónsbók (Kålund 1889-1894, 1: 539). The leaves were taken off under Kristian Kålund and were placed in AM Access. 25, fols. 44-45. They contain a fragment of Rekabálkur. Note: Leaves from the same manuscript were used in the bindings of AM 286 4to, AM 288 4to, AM 289 4to and AM 290 4to.
There is no additional material.
The codicological unit was written in Copenhagen, Denmark. Kålund dates it to ca. 1700 (Kålund 1889-1894, 1: 539).
Before Árni Magnússon owned the larger codex, of which this codicological unit was a part, it was probably in the possession of Thomas Bartholin.

Former Physical Context:
  • When Árni Magnússon acquired the codicological unit it was part of Ms83.


Last update: 2014.
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